Norges Bank

Staff Memo

Firms' transition to lower greenhouse gas emissions and the risk in Norwegian banks

Ida Nervik Hjelseth, Rønnaug Melle Johansen and Haakon Solheim
Staff Memo


For a period of time, climate change could increase firms’ costs and reduce the value of their assets. If we assume that the composition of banks’ lending remains constant, the increase in costs could increase the banks’ losses. The risk of increased losses is very unevenly distributed between industries, and the increase will probably come at the same time as firms’ need for financing to reduce emissions increases.

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ISSN 1504-2596 (online)

Published 24 June 2024 14:30
Published 24 June 2024 14:30